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Contrasting collar shirts - yes or no?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by spectre, Sep 1, 2007.

  1. jml90

    jml90 Senior member

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    Yeah and that's barely skimming the surface of collars.

    I think somone should create a pictorial collar chart.
     
  2. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think somone should create a pictorial collar chart.

    Do you not have any of the Flusser books, or other standard references?
     
  3. jml90

    jml90 Senior member

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    Do you not have any of the Flusser books, or other standard references?

    What are the "other standard references"?
     
  4. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    What are the "other standard references"?

    Dress for Success, The Executive Look, one or two others. There are tons of these floating around used.

    If you have no clothing books at all, the one I recommend first and foremost is Clothes and the Man.
     
  5. jml90

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    Dress for Success, The Executive Look, one or two others. There are tons of these floating around used.

    If you have no clothing books at all, the one I recommend first and foremost is Clothes and the Man.


    I'll have to look into that.
     
  6. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    greg_atlanta Senior member

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    The white collar look is more ghetto these days.

    I have one french blue brooks brothers shirt I picked up on sale in the mid-90s which has a white collar (but not cuffs). I've worn it a few times with a solid white tie (and a fresh tan). That was fun, but rarely wear it now.
     
  8. J'aimelescravates

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    I like them, though it's certainly not an every day look. I have a few in my closet and I like to rotate them in periodically for variety.
     
  9. Off The Cuff DC

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    If done well, they look pretty sharp. I have a few, the best is a PRL shirt from last year, white collar, but the double cuffs are in the shirting fabric.
     
  10. MrDaniels

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    They definately work with the right outfit...just as some ties work with the right outfit.
     
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    I thought the fact that people in Hong Kong, who can't tell Michael Douglas from Michael Fox, would make them look less of a tool with contrasting collars. But having seen a guy in the office wearing just that...what a tool he was!

    I think they are only acceptable when the contrast is very slight, preferably with some faint stripes on the shirt, and no contrasting cuffs. With a very carefully matched tie and suit.
     
  12. Lawman

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    How about this one?
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  13. Ludlow

    Ludlow Well-Known Member

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    Yikes! I wouldn't have ever paired that striped shirt with that suit - the chalk stripe is just too similar in weight and width to the shirt stripes. Check Lucky Strike's example in post #61 for a more tasteful example of stripe/stripe matching.



    I actually have my own tastefulness question. I usually consider contrast collars too pretentious, but my favorite shirt is starting to wear a little around the collar and sleeves. I'd like to replace them but my tailor is out of the fabric. Would a contrast collar work with a checked body like this?
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    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I actually have my own tastefulness question. I usually consider contrast collars too pretentious, but my favorite shirt is starting to wear a little around the collar and sleeves. I'd like to replace them but my tailor is out of the fabric. Would a contrast collar work with a checked body like this?


    Change both the collar and the cuffs to white and it'll be fine.
     
  15. Ludlow

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    I was planning on it. French cuffs, of course (instead of the button cuffs I'd be replacing).
     
  16. bowtielover

    bowtielover Senior member

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    Most of my shirts have both white cuff and collars I wear them quite often but sometimes enjoy the look of matching colors.
     
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    They seem to be very much in style right now. What do you think of these:
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  18. bigbris1

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    I like contrast collar shirts very much. I own 5 of them
     
  19. Suits You Sir!

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    Great for bankers. (Rhyming slang).
     
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    I've never owned any shirts with contrasting collars but have been thinking about trying one.
     

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